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JBS becomes 1st company authorized by ANP to operate a B100 refueling point in Brazil

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Biopower, a JBS company responsible for biodiesel production, has just begun operating Brazil's first 100 percent biodiesel (B100) refueling point.

 


The company is the first in the country to obtain authorization from the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) to refuel JBS trucks.

 


Located in the industrial complex of Lins, in the interior of São Paulo, the “biopoint,” as it’s called, has two pumps dedicated exclusively to B100 and has the capacity to offer 30,000 liters (7,925 gallons) of fuel, of which 10,000 liters (2,642 gallons) are already being used per month, as required by ANP regulations, with a projected volume expansion in the coming months.

 


Biopower’s initiative aims to contribute to the growth of the biodiesel market in the country, leading the movement to expand the supply of this type of fuel—an alternative that emits 80 percent less carbon dioxide compared to fossil diesel.

 


According to Alexandre Pereira, commercial director of Biopower, obtaining ANP authorization represents another significant step for the company.

 


“We are very proud of this progress because it helps us to advance further with biodiesel as an immediate alternative for the decarbonization of the Brazilian transportation-energy matrix,” he said.

 


Considered a cleaner, biodegradable and highly environmentally efficient fuel, biodiesel has also been shown to be compatible with existing automotive engine technology, as indicated by a test released by Biopower earlier this year.

 


The result reinforces biodiesel as a practical, sustainable and readily available option for reducing transportation-related emissions.

 


It’s worth noting that since last year, the fuel has been undergoing practical tests.

 


A truck from the Dutch manufacturer DAF already uses B100 with the aim of proving the quality of the biofuel as an important substitute for the sector.

 


The truck has already passed 120,000 kilometers of use.

 


“We want to consolidate our pioneering role in expanding access in Brazil,” Pereira said. “We will increasingly expand our partnerships with automakers to widely share the efficiency that B100 provides in our transportation ecosystem. I am sure that this is just the beginning of highly promising results.”

 


Tests with B100 are in line with the expansion movement of biofuels in Brazil’s transportation matrix.

 


Since March 1, the increase in the biodiesel-blend percentage in diesel sold to the end consumer has been in practice.

 


The biofuel index in diesel sold in the country has increased to 14 percent, and a new increase to 15 percent is already scheduled from March 1, 2025.

 


Through Biopower, JBS is part of the group of the five-largest biodiesel producers in Brazil.

 


Last year, the company contributed to a 12.2 percent increase in product supply to the market.

 


In 2023 alone, 550 million liters (145.3 million gallons) of biofuel were sold.

 


Biodiesel consumption in Brazil has shown great growth potential, and in European countries and the United States, biofuel is already available to the entire population.

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